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Weight loss surgery is not for everyone, but it does offer many benefits. Losing a significant amount of weight — and keeping it off — can impact numerous medical and physical aspects of your life. Here’s a quick rundown on some of the things that improve after weight loss surgery:

  • All patients see a significant decrease in joint pain. Every pound you lose is like taking 3 pounds off your knees!

  • Up to 90 percent of patients see a remission of or improvement in their type 2 diabetes.

  • Up to 80 percent of patients see a remission of or improvement in their high blood pressure.

  • Up to 70 percent of patients see a remission of or improvement in their sleep apnea.

  • Some patients see a lessening of their gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms.

  • Some patients see an improvement in their fertility.

  • On average, patients experience greater weight loss than with diet, exercise, and medication.

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